The Movie Scene Opens With A Close Up Shot Essay

1527 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
The movie scene opens with a close-up shot focusing on the bold words March 9th, 1852 “Gold Coin Fifty Day Robbing Spree”, the camera slowly zooms out, having the picture focus perfectly on a gentleman’s frown. Reaching for his freshly poured water the man crumbles the newspaper fast out of frustration. Detective Henry Goober hasn’t received much sleep since the day he almost caught Gold Coin. The camera cuts to the train moving fast in motion with scenery of mountains off in the distance. The diegetic sound of rain hitting the window increases in volume with the reflection of Henry looking outside showing his despair and regret of that day. Henry’s eyes slowly close and the memories of that day replay. As Henry’s memory appears on screen Henry, captured in a long shot, slowly sips his whiskey poured by the bartender as he reaches his hands into the peanuts provided on the counter. Two gentlemen, who appear to work on farms by their outfit of overalls, begin conversing about their same love interest about a lady of the night, Rose. Henry shoots both a dirty glance and grabs his drink relocating to the other side of the bar. Feeling tired from the day of work, Henry decides to end his tab and head home for the evening. With a shot-reverse-shot Henry waves and quietly says a goodbye to the bartender and heads for the tavern doors. Upon walking out of the doors, he is rudely slammed into by a woman. In a wide screen view the two are standing cold in the winter wind looking…

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